August 14, 2012 3:01:25 am
The Haryana government on Monday claimed that the reservoir of Kaushalya Dam would be filled from the rain water in the entire catchment area of 77 square km,which includes Pinjore,Kalka,Parwanoo,Dharampur,Solan and other areas in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
The state governments spokesperson claimed that during the monsoon season of 2010,the reservoir level of the dam was filled upto EL 471.oo due to inflow from the rain water in the catchment area within a span of three days. Had the monsoon been adequate,the dam would have got filled to its designed capacity. However,the areas could not be filled,because the dam was not fully operational. Also,during the monsoon season of 2011,the reservoir of the dam was filled upto EL 461.50, the spokesman added.
On the deficiency of rainfall in the region and Sukhna Lake which is craving for water,the spokesperson said,There is deficiency in rain in Haryana and in parts of Himachal Pradesh as per reports of Indian Meteorological Department. There is overall 73 per cent deficit in rainfall in Panchkula during the current season. The reservoir level of the dam is filled upto EL 458.50 currently and is likely to rise further on receipt of inflows from catchment area of dam and water can be supplied to HUDA as per demand.
The construction work of the dam has been completed and the reservoir of the dam is ready to store water to its designed capacity during the current monsoon season of 2012.
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